Greg Clark is a city and regional development advisor, speaker, and facilitator, with 20 years experience, principally in leadership roles in city agencies in London, UK, and advisory roles with many cities/regions, Governmental and inter-Governmental organisations, internationally.

He currently holds a portfolio of core roles; including Senior Fellow, ULI EMIA, Lead Advisor on City and Regional Development at the Department for Communities and Local Government, UK, Chairman of the OECD LEED Forum of Development Agencies and Investment Strategies, and advisor to the OECD and British Council on City and Regional Development. His expertise covers:

– The Future and Leadership of Cities and Regions in a Global era.
– City and Regional Development Agencies and Leadership of Economic Development.
– City and Regional Marketing, Branding, and the local impact of International Events.
– City and Regional Investment Instruments: Public/Private Finance and collaboration.
– The Competitive Advantage of Diversity to Cities and Regions.
– Economic strategies for places and the ‘tactics’ of metropolitan and urban development.
– Long term drivers and the future of places.
– How Global Firms and Global Cities can work together for mutual advantage.

He was previously Executive Director of Strategy and Communications, London Development Agency, Managing Director, Economic Development, at Greater London Enterprise, Chief Executive of the London Enterprise Agency: ‘One London’, and a Director at the London Docklands Development Corporation.

He also undertakes advisory and facilitating roles with the OECD and the World Bank, especially peer reviews of city and regional development internationally. He has undertaken economic development and urban regeneration reviews in over 100 cities and regions, in 4 continents, world-wide. He advises Global Companies on how they work collaboratively with Global Cities. He regularly facilitates key strategic meetings on city and regional development themes. He specialises in facilitating development between city, regional, and private sector leaders. He designs and facilitates training, seminars, workshops, and conferences for private and public sector leaders on city and regional themes.

In 1995, he was elected as a Harkness Fellow and spent 18 months in the North America as a guest of the US Federal Government assessing city and regional economic development in 12 north American metropolitan regions from a base as a fellow at Columbia University in New York City. As Chairman of the European Urban Development Forum from 1996 to 2000 he oversaw reviews of development and regeneration in 24 European Cities/Regions. In 2005 he reviewed urban regeneration in 7 Asian world cities for the OECD. In 2004 he provided training to city and regional development leaders form 9 Southern African cities. He has directed comparative studies and assessments of London and New York, British & Spanish cities, UK & Canadian Cities, and UK & Chinese Cities.

His recent and current publications include:

London and New York in the 21st Century, The Business and Leadership of Cities, Collaboration between neighbouring cities, City and Regional Development Finance, Measuring City Success Publication, Metropolitan and City-Regional Governance, City Branding and Marketing, Capital Cities, Global City Regions, World Cities and Economic Development, Local Benefits from Global Events, City Development in Europe, Economic Development Companies: Global Review, Open-ness and Diversity in cities, and Cities of the Future.

He was educated at state schools in London, England, graduated at Cambridge University, and has held positions as a Visiting Fellow at Columbia University in New York, London South Bank University, and the London School of Economics. He is now an Honorary Visiting Professor at Cass Business School, City of London University, where he works on City Leadership. He was born, and lives, in London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Posts on Cluster by Greg Clark:
Leading the Successful City (Eng/Ita)